Grande Canal, Venice

Grande Canal, Venice

I know the feeling Alan you do a lot with a little. Great interpretation

Nice atmospheric piece Alan , great colours

You could create a masterpiece using only charcoal Alan, I'm sure of it! Love the solid silhouette against the evening sky(?) great touches of your signature red too.

A wonderful painting Alan :)

Very charming Venice, with great light.

That's fabulous Alan reminds me beautiful play of light , reminds me of a Monet

It is a very impressionist piece Alan, we know this very familiar scene but you have made it your own with this vibrant approach.

Limited palette you say Alan but a smashing piece of trying things and succeeding

This is fantastic work, Alan! Such creative use of hues and marks to create a beautifully cohesive whole. Superb piece!

Thank you everyone for more encouraging comments, I always enjoy reading them.

So full of drama Alan beautiful.

Another gutsy painting - the silhouette effect says it all for me in this one: the layering between nearer and farther buildings gives depth (I tried imagining the painting without it, and think it wouldn't have worked half so well) and then of course - we have the colour! I don't think you need any more than a few pastels....

A beautiful, atmospheric piece of work, Alan full of light and drama.

Hang on Studio Wall

Pastel on A3 Ingres paper. My interpretation of this superb scene in Venice. I only have a few pastels for life drawing so a limited palette yet again.

About the Artist
Alan Bickley

Having studied fine art and graphics at both Stafford and Derby college, my career working as a graphic artist and latterly as editorial artist with Northcliffe Media Ltd, has kept me constantly in touch with all aspects of art and design. Painting mainly in oils, acrylics and watercolour, my…

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